Jim Irsay's wife files for divorce

Updated: November 21, 2013, 3:50 PM ET
By Mike Wells | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Meg Irsay, wife of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, has filed for divorce after 33 years of marriage and living apart from her husband for more than a decade.

Jim Irsay
AP Photo/Carolyn KasterJim Irsay will retain control of the Colts despite a pending divorce from his wife of 33 years. The Irsays have lived apart for more than a decade.

The Irsays issued a statement saying Jim Irsay will maintain 100 percent ownership and total control of the team.

"After 33 years, we have mutually agreed to end our marriage," the Irsays said in the release. "Meg will continue to pursue her professional interests and her commitment to our children and grandchildren, while Jim will maintain 100 percent ownership of the Indianapolis Colts and his other business interests. Although the decision to end our marriage is a difficult one, it is the right decision for us and our family. We appreciate your respect for, and understanding of, our privacy."

Jim Irsay assumed ownership of the Colts in 1997 after the death of his father, Robert. Meg and Jim Irsay have three daughters -- Casey Foyt, Kalen Irsay and Carlie Irsay-Gordon.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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